IBM Z Xplore Badges

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Concepts Badge

IBM Z Xplore 2021 – Concepts

Badge description

The badge earner has learned and displayed both fundamental IBM Z skills and understands IBM Z concepts. This individual is able to perform everyday tasks in an IBM Z environment, including administering data sets, formulating commands, managing JCL, scripting actions in USS (Unix System Services), writing and debugging Python, and orchestrating actions through IBM Z Open Automation Utilities.

What it takes

  • You must be at least 16 years of age
  • Complete the IBM Z Xplore Fundamentals and Concepts challenges.



Concepts Badge

IBM Z Xplore 2021 – Advanced

Badge description

The badge earner can solve advanced IBM Z problems by thinking critically and applying information from a wide variety of sources. They have orchestrated system activities using Ansible and Zowe, while working in Docker containerized environments. The earner has also demonstrated key IBM Z skills, including REXX, COBOL, VSAM, and TSO.

What it takes

  • You must be at least 16 years of age
  • Complete the IBM Z Xplore Fundamentals, Concepts and Advanced challenges.



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